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How do I care for Zelkova bonsai tree?

Hi there,
Today I got my first bonsai tree it is called a Zelkova. I have no idea of how to look after. My question is do I need to feed it fertilizer during the winter time? I’m keeping it indoors near an open window (there isn’t much direct sunlight). it gets watered whenever I see it drying up which is about once a day. Should I maybe put it under a lamp for two hours in the evening every day as I’m afraid it’s not getting enough light

Any tips would be greatly appreciated :)
Thanks
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Re: How do I care for Zelkova bonsai tree?

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Re: How do I care for Zelkova bonsai tree?

Not to mention the search box here.

This is a good place to start for basic bonsai care: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1479

The non-forum part of this website has a lot of good bonsai information here: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/bonsai/

Also if you just scroll down below the posts on the page and the various buttons etc, you come to a section called Similar Topics. Scroll down through that and you will find a bunch of threads about Zelkova bonsai.
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